Well my friends, AF has arrived. It was a very slow start/stop ramp-up of spotting yesterday that screwed with my head pretty good, but in the end, here we are, right on time. Damn.
If you'll permit me a moment to be sappy, I'd just like to say that this Thanksgiving, one of the many things I am grateful for is this space with all of you. I came to this board in the middle of a panic attack a month and a half ago, the day of my first insemination. I have no close queer friends with children, and don't know anyone in "real life" who has inseminated with frozen sperm. I have a great support network of loving people but they are completely unexperienced with what DW and I are going through. It could be worse, I know, I don't mean to whine. DW and I are familiar with the uncharted territory feeling among our friends. We were the first of our friends to get married, just 2 months after DW finished her undergrad degree. And now, over six years later, we are the first trying for children. The support of all of you smart, informed, and kind queers has meant so much to me. I can't wait to hang out with all of you on the Queer & Pregnant board soon!
DW and I have had some great talks over the last two days, and decided to use December for data gathering without an insemination. Even though I've been temping since June, I've learned over the past two cycles that my process needs tweaking. These last few weeks of 2012 for me will be dedicated to hitting the reset button on my preparations, my expectations, and my confidence. I've even got a new profile pic for this new cycle - my smiley dog who always cheers me up.
Wishing a Very Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
Joy and Darcy - Looking to you for some BFPs this month! I hope the holiday is a good distraction for you during your TWW.
Fmorris - Didn't you get sick during this past cycle? I thought I remembered that you did. I had a nasty cold right at the beginning and I'm fairly certain that is what lengthened my cycle this month. Plus, the stress of your DPs broken leg could have contributed.
Scorpio, please move me to Taking A Break.